Monday, December 7, 2009

lighthouse.osi

' the ( immigrants' ) lighthouse '

like all my sorrows
they start from the earth
in pristine africa
hit by the winds and the waves
smuggled like chattels
dumped on a broken raft,
they melt , like contrails
behind the reality
of some aircraft in the sky,
like flotsam on the sea
drifting through the dusk
and into the night ,
to find an abode of light
on a distant shore
bright as hope in the heart ,
unaware
that the rationale of being
must tie them to handcuffs ,
and deport them
to where they come from ,
like all my sorrows

they stay inside me ..


/ original / z.g.

[ human smuggling from africa to The EU or The US
takes its own toll of human life - people die in transit.Gangsters charge app 1500 USD per illegal immigrant.Millions have migrated while others keep trying - and the light house beckons ]

11 comments:

  1. Sorrows, dreams, people...You have shed light on a troubling experience.

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  2. Wow, a powerful poem. The ability to hold concern for an entire earth is one the world could use more of. Excellent.

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  3. so interesting.......thanks!!

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  4. No one...no where should ever be treated as slaves to hopes, dreams and even life.

    Peace to you:)

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  5. Profound and powerful...I could feel the heartache in your words.

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  6. Powerful post. No man is an island -- which is why "they" stay insdie you.

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  7. Wow- this was powerful and very thought provoking. You always come up with such interesting interpretations- great read!

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  8. a lighthouse to your sorrows, indeed!

    wonderful take on the prompt Zoya!!!

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  9. Dear Zoyz, thank you
    For those beautiful flowers
    And wonderful wishes!

    PS, I miss all your wonderful and thought-provoking poems.

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  10. zoya--
    this was another remarkable post. the struggles outside mirroring the struggles inside (projection?) is very powerful perspective.

    love and freedom are uncomfortable synonyms...

    thank you so much.

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..namastey!~